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The Retreat West Novel Prize 2019 Closing date: 18th August 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize: Publishing deal with Retreat West Books with £500 advance; 2nd Prize: Full manuscript critique; 3rd Prize: One year's Gold Author Membership with Retreat West. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: The first 7,500 words only of your novel and a maximum 500 word synopsis all in the same document. Further details: The shortlisted writers will be asked to submit their full manuscript. Website: https://www.retreatwest.co.uk/the-retreat-west-novel-prize/ Summer Writing Competition Closing date: 31st July 2019. Prizes: First Prize: £300 plus Publication in the Michael Terrance Publishing Summer Anthology (print book and ebook). Anthology title based on the winning entry title. Second Prize: £200 plus Publication in the MTP Summer Anthology (print book and ebook). Third Prize: £100 plus Publication in the MTP Summer Anthology (print book and ebook). Entry fee: £5.00 GBP (approx. $6.50 USD). Looking for: 3,000 words maximum, no minimum. Further details: Most genres accepted: fiction, science fiction, non-fiction e.g. biography, memoir, true story. Website: https://www.mtp.agency/competition Green Stories Writing Competitions - Full-length novel Closing date: 31st Aug 2019. Prizes: £750: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission. Entry fee: Free Looking for: Length: This will depend on genre, normal novels are 50,000 – 100, 000 words but children’s books may be as little as 15000. Submit the first 5,000 words double-spaced and numbered pages plus a one-page synopsis.  We will then ask for the full novel from best entries. Further details: We have agreement from a literary agent from the top agency Curtis Brown to read the top entries and consider any writers they think suitable for representation. Website: http://www.greenstories.org.uk/full-length-novel/  New Voices Competition Closing date: 14th September 2019. Prizes: A Start-Up mentoring package worth more than £550.00. A mini- masterclass covering everything you need to know about writing a novel. A Start-Up Mentoring package (covering up to 50 pages/16,000 words). Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: This competition is aimed at writers who have completed 50 pages of their manuscript. Further details: Entry Requirements. A one-page synopsis. The first page of your novel. Closing date: 14th September 2019. Website: www.adventuresinfiction.co.uk Mslexia Adult Novel Competition Closing date: 30th September 2019. Prizes: 1st prize £5,000. Entry fee: £25. Looking for: Novels of at least 50,000 words in any genre Further details: Submit first 5,000 words only. Website: www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions Virginia Prize for Fiction - For unpublished novels  Closing date: 1st October 2019. Prizes:  £1,000 and development and publication of the winning novel Entry fee: Early bird £15 by June 1st 2019/ Standard entry £20 by August 1st / £25 Late entry by 1st October 2019. Looking for: completed, unpublished novels for adults or YA readers, of at least 45,000 words in length. Further details: The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, aged 18 and over. Website: http://aurorametro.com Virginia Prize for Fiction - For unpublished novels  Closing date: 1st October 2019. Prizes:  £1,000 and development and publication of the winning novel Entry fee: Early bird £15 by June 1st 2019/ Standard entry £20 by August 1st / £25 Late entry by 1st October 2019. Looking for: completed, unpublished novels for adults or YA readers, of at least 45,000 words in length. Further details: The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, aged 18 and over. Website: http://aurorametro.com Best Indie /Self-Published Book Closing date: 1st October 2019. Prizes: The author of the book named as the Best Self-Published book will receive editorial coverage as well as a year’s worth of full-page ads in Shelf Unbound. Entry fee: $100 per book. Looking for: Any indie/self-published book in any genre is eligible for entry. Website: https://shelfmediagroup.com/competitions/ Eyelands Book Awards 2019 Closing date: 20th October 2019. Prizes: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books. Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards. Entry fee: $30 (27 euros); Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros). Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels. Further details: Participants must be 18 years old otherwise we need parents' consent to accept the submission. Manuscripts must be written in English. Website: https://eyelandsawards.com Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter Competition Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: First: £500; Runner up: £200. Entry fee: £10/€13. Looking for: an opening chapter no longer than 3,000 words, plus synopsis. Website: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/novel.htm Cinnamon Literature Award Closing date: 30th November, 2019. Prizes: The winning entrant will have their book published by Cinnamon Press. Entry fee: £16. Looking for:  First 10,000 of your novel. Check website for full submission details and rules. Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/
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The Retreat West Novel Prize 2019 Closing date: 18th August 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize: Publishing deal with Retreat West Books with £500 advance; 2nd Prize: Full manuscript critique; 3rd Prize: One year's Gold Author Membership with Retreat West. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: The first 7,500 words only of your novel and a maximum 500 word synopsis all in the same document. Further details: The shortlisted writers will be asked to submit their full manuscript. Website: https://www.retreatwest.co.uk/the-retreat- west-novel-prize/ Green Stories Writing Competitions - Full-length novel Closing date: 31st Aug 2019. Prizes: £750: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18- 25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission. Entry fee: Free Looking for: Length: This will depend on genre, normal novels are 50,000 – 100, 000 words but children’s books may be as little as 15000. Submit the first 5,000 words double-spaced and numbered pages plus a one-page synopsis.  We will then ask for the full novel from best entries. Further details: We have agreement from a literary agent from the top agency Curtis Brown to read the top entries and consider any writers they think suitable for representation. Website: http://www.greenstories.org.uk/full-length- novel/ New Voices Competition  Closing date: 14th September 2019. Prizes: A Start-Up mentoring package worth more than £550.00. A mini-masterclass covering everything you need to know about writing a novel. A Start-Up Mentoring package (covering up to 50 pages/16,000 words). Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: This competition is aimed at writers who have completed 50 pages of their manuscript. Further details: Entry Requirements. A one-page synopsis. The first page of your novel. Closing date: 14th September 2019. www.adventuresinfiction.co.uk  Eyelands Book Awards 2019 Closing date: 20th October 2019. Prizes: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books. Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards. Entry fee: $30 (27 euros); Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros). Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels. Further details: Participants must be 18 years old otherwise we need parents' consent to accept the submission. Manuscripts must be written in English. Website: https://eyelandsawards.com Mslexia Adult Novel Competition Closing date: 30th September 2019. Prizes: 1st prize £5,000. Entry fee: £25. Looking for: Novels of at least 50,000 words in any genre Further details: Submit first 5,000 words only. Website: www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions Best Indie /Self-Published Book Closing date: 1st October 2019. Prizes: The author of the book named as the Best Self-Published book will receive editorial coverage as well as a year’s worth of full-page ads in Shelf Unbound. Entry fee: $100 per book. Looking for: Any indie/ self-published book in any genre is eligible for entry. Website: https://shelfmediagroup.com/competitions/ Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter Competition Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: First: £500; Runner up: £200. Entry fee: £10/€13. Looking for: an opening chapter no longer than 3,000 words, plus synopsis. Website: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/novel.htm Cinnamon Literature Award Closing date: 30th November, 2019. Prizes: The winning entrant will have their book published by Cinnamon Press. Entry fee: £16. Further info: Judge Gill Lewis. Looking for:  First 10,000 of your novel. Check website for full submission details and rules. Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/
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